TheMemphisFan (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 8, 2019report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsThe "Girl Happy" song itself (if slowed down slightly to the correct speed) is a very catchy & fun song along with "Spring Fever" & "Startin' Tonight" on the soundtrack album. The song "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die" has a very nice, cool & bluesy sound to it. Other than the bonus song, "You'll Be Gone", the two best songs on the LP (in my opinion) are... "The Meanest Girl in Town", a high-energy rocker with Elvis almost resorting back to his 1950s voice, and the song "Puppet On A String"... a nice love ballad that sold well over 500,000 copies as a single.
emjel (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 2, 2010report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsEach to his own - I rather like this soundtrack, although the songs are a little short in places. I also found the film rather enjoyable too - it had a simple feel good factor.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 20, 2010report abuse
1 StarI just listened to this CD again yesterday afternoon and it still stinks! Why I purchased this crap is beyond me; to complete my collection of his music? I need my head examined. Why, with so many much better soundtracks out there did the powers that be decide to release this again for the unsuspecting. Ugh.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2010report abuse
1 StarThis CD, next to the Harum Scarum soundtrack is right up there with the worst Mr. Presley ever recorded period. It might be $5.00 plus tax at Walmart but I only purchased it to say I had it which was a mistake on my behalf.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on May 5, 2010report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsFlash! The songs were written to fit the movie. Really? Go figure.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 16, 2010report abuse
5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 StarsJust got this on vinyl. 'I've Got to Find My Baby' bears a resemblance to 'Twist & Shout' in its layered harmonic structure. 'The Meanest Girl in Town' was apparently recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1964, under a different title. There is something infectious about 'Do the Clam'! Love the sly piano groove on 'Cross My Heart and Hope to Die'. All in all, this is a record filled with pleasant, slight ditties. It's an extremely enjoyable pop/rock 'n' roll record and all the tunes are memorable and hummable. I'll be playing this one often!
Sparky (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 10, 2010report abuse
1 StarSound wise, this is superior to the first FTD Girl Happy release (I haven't got the second FTD Girl Happy release, so can't comment). There is less echo/reverb that was added to the FTD version and overall much better sound.
leonardboone (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 8, 2010report abuse
3 Stars3 Stars3 StarsThis is not one of my favorite Elvis soundtrack but it will fill the spot in my CD collection. I do mine in order they where originaly released and at $5:00 a pop I can afford it
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 30, 2010report abuse
1 StarThis was one of 3 CD's I received yesterday and yes, I still only give it one star. While the re-mastering is quite good aka updated, the actual songs are really pedestrian and definitely written to accommodate the actual movie which was very light weight!
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2010report abuse
1 StarYes JerryNoadak a supreme stinker; however, knowing the price on this soundtrack will be cheaper than previous issues, I just may buy this new version to re-examine myself as to this CD. I may or may not have mellowed in my old age, but let's see if a dog is a dog.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2010report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 StarsI live this soundtrack. A stinker? I think not.
Mofoca22 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2010report abuse
4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Starsi love the album and the movie both were fun to watch and to listen to. the only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that there are many other 1960 albums of elvis that are like this sadly.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 5, 2010report abuse
1 StarTerrible album. Terrible songs. Save your hard earned money. This is the ultimate stinker.